When the black flag is flying, Saddle Creek Shop is open for business.
Curly head bouncing up and down, giant grin stretched across his face, fingers strumming the air, attentively mimicking his father's movements on stage, Ryan McGuigan's young son sat in the front row at "Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience" in the Strauss Performing Arts Center this past Saturday night. He embodied the soul of this intimate, personable show - family, friends, camaraderie, participation and pure fun.
UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.
You can't walk very well (even if you're sober) because the floor is covered in sweat and booze - and maybe even some other bodily fluids. Your ears are ringing and you can't seem to figure out what your friend is saying to you. Your legs feel like jelly and your whole body is aching. Your hair is soaking wet, you may or may not have the shirt on that you originally had at the beginning of the night. Most importantly, you have a grin reaching from ear to ear.
Laura Burhenn of the local band the Mynabirds isn't messing around in the band's sophomore album, "Generals." Burhenn is calling for a revolution on the politically charged pop album.
From fast-paced army songs to elegant tunes prefacing a woman's marriage to a mystic Knight of the Holy Grail, the wind ensemble concert on Sunday put on by Doane College and the University of Nebraska Omaha had an eclectic selection of music.